Peter Houston runs Flipping Pages Media, providing training and consultancy to publishers as they look to merge print and digital. He also writes the Flipping Pages blog, is a regular judge at the Digital magazine Awards, and is chair of this years Scottish Magazine Awards. He’s just launched The Magazine Diaries, an initiative to record the disruption in our industry and raise money for MagAid.
This weekend – 14/15 June – we’ll be back at the Monocle offices with our pop-up shop. The Monocle Summer Fayre will be open from 11am-5pm each day, and we have a small but perfectly formed selection of our favourite current magazines for sale, including the latest issues of the following titles:
So It Goes
Plus free copies of Off Life and rare copies of the first issue of Riposte.
We’re now able to accept credit cards on site. See you there!
Copa is a guide to help Los Angeles football fans enjoy the World Cup. It’s published by creative collective Camp Rimpau, Americans who have fallen for the sport to the point where they even play in a Sunday league as the Domingos. Disappointingly, they support Arsenal, bit it’s a lovely piece of design – check their site for more images.
A newspaper provides details of the teams and players, while an interactive map gives venues where the matches can be watched. The paper is distributed free at the venues, stores and downtown hotels.
It’s been a busy time here at magCulture and it’s about to get busier. We’ve some really exciting things to share in the next few weeks, starting with Fiera, a new magazine project we’re developing with Katie Tregidden from the Confessions of a Design Geek blog. I don’t usually post here about the design projects we work on, they feature on the Projects part of the site, but this is an exception as it’s so closely related to other things we post.
You’ll have figured I’m excited about the World Cup, and to mark the start of the tourmament tonight we celebrate with a very special edition of Colors. The Football issue is the perfect antidote to the madness that is FIFA, the worldwide body ‘responsible’ for running the sport.
Forget the Panini stickers and wallcharts, it’s the magazines about the World Cup that will be exercising us over the next few weeks. Where better to start than this set from last week’s New York Times Magazine, featuring three of the potential tournament stars shot by Dylan Coulter. They look great as a set typographically, but what I really like is the way the portraits reflect the subjects’ characters.
Messi looks slightly anxious (apparently he is regularly sick in the run up to matches); Neymar loves to showboat; and Ronaldo is just… cocky.
Read more about the shoot; and click the images for larger versions.
The latest cleverness from The Newspaper Club is Paper Later – find out more and sign up for Beta here.
Steve interviews Rosa from Cereal as issue six lands, ‘Every single feature is commissioned by us and exclusive to us and we hold the license to that for up to a year.’
And the Athenaeum interview Jens from Tissue as the centrepiece of a focus on the new erotica mags.
I like the look of this history of the Royal College of Art’s student mag Ark.
The final, eighth, issue of typography mag 8 Faces is just out now, featuring interviews with founder Elliot Jay Stocks, Steven Heller and, ahem, me. Buy it here.
The online auction for Bob Newman ends tomorrow, June 11. Buy an original illustration/photograph and help him fund his medical bills.
Stock is arriving here for the relaunch of our online shop and this weekend’s Monocle Summer Fayre. Details to follow.
I’ve been in Europe a lot recently and I always return with a copy of Neon – it’s such a refreshing, crisp example of editorial design and art direction. So it’s exciting to be looking ahead at the week through the eyes of the magazine’s art director. Ji-Young Ahn studied communication design in Düsseldorf and has worked on a number of magazines including co-publishing (with Johannes von Gross) her own magazine NUR. We join her as the Neon team complete their move from Munich to Hamburg.